SELF-STUDY: Classroom Collaboration (5 hours)

“Cultivate a collaborative environment in the classroom.”

Implement collaborative learning in classrooms and develop successful learners. This framework enables teachers to recognize characteristics of collaborative classrooms, be aware of student and teacher roles, and practice group activities as an essential part of the classroom. Teachers are introduced to school-wide policy reforms in […]

How does assessment work in differentiated instruction?

How does assessment work in differentiated instruction?

While implementing differentiated instruction, learners design their own rubrics and set their own achievement levels. They may be allowed to determine their own readiness level after demonstrating a level of prior knowledge. Teachers provide guidance and facilitation by incorporating collaboration and conference time as a part of each culminating activity. Teachers may also discuss the […]

How do I Provide the Right Tools for Different Types of Learners?

How do I Provide the Right Tools for Different Types of Learners?

There are no “regular” students. The notion of broad categories of learners: smart, not smart, disabled, not disabled, regular, not regular, etc. is a gross oversimplification that does not reflect reality. By categorizing students in this way, we miss subtle and critical learner characteristics.
Different types of learners have unique characteristics and varied strengths, weaknesses, and […]

How can I Help Gifted Underachievers in my Classroom?

How can I Help Gifted Underachievers in my Classroom?

Underachieving gifted learners show a discrepancy between their achievement and capabilities. This behavior (note, it is not a disability) can make for a frustrating situation in the classroom. This learner may fear rejection for being perceived as gifted or may be bored by a lack of challenging material. Either way, the result is poor motivation […]

How do I Communicate with Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

How do I Communicate with Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

When a teacher wants to convey a message, he or she may do so by customizing the statement to a student’s learning strength.
Below are typical classroom interactions. Notice how the messages are tailored toward the different types of learners in the classroom.

Teacher
to
Student

TYPES of STUDENTS

Visual

Auditory

Kinesthetic

I understand you.
I see what you are saying.
I hear you […]

How can I Reach Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

How can I Reach Different Types of Learners in the Classroom?

One of the biggest challenges that teachers face is to find ways to succeed with different types of learners, not just those with whom they have a natural affinity.
In order to meet this challenge, one may follow the below mentioned principles:
Principle #1 – Know Yourself and Your Teaching Style
As teachers, we need to have an […]

What do you mean by Cognitive Access to Curriculum?

What do you mean by Cognitive Access to Curriculum?

Individuals with physical or sensory disabilities may encounter barriers when using traditional materials such as books, paper and pencil, keyboards, audiotapes without text equivalents, or videos lacking captions or audio descriptions. Broadly speaking, ensuring physical access to the curriculum includes enabling sensory and motor access (such as the ability to see text and images, hear […]

How can we Identify Talented and Gifted Students?

How can we Identify Talented and Gifted Students?

Most talented and gifted students demonstrate: above average ability, commitment to task and a high level of creativity. A simple checklist can sometimes help the classroom teacher consider the characteristics of each student in a classroom. This initial instrument might guide something as basic as determining the makeup of tiered instruction groups.
The following checklist is […]

Using Technology for Teaching

Using Technology for Teaching

The biggest benefit of using technology for teaching and learning is that digital media improves that which we are able to know and do. So, do we make up multiple presentations of the same content—using text for some, speech for others, and images for still others?
This just isn’t very feasible. Collecting and maintaining a sufficiently […]

Teaching Gifted Learners: Learning Contracts

Teaching Gifted Learners: Learning Contracts

One of the ways of teaching gifted learners is through learning contracts. More responsibility is given to the learner while using learning contracts rather than with other strategies like compacting. The student controls the parameters and investigates a real problem which is not necessarily an extension of the existing curriculum.
A sample learning contract may include […]

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